So, how do you store all of the tiny things? Maybe you store some of them in an old spice rack or some on your Clip-it-Up. But what about those things you don't want to put there or that don't have packaging or you just don't know what to do with? Maybe you have these items stuffed in a drawer and you just hunt for what you want.
Well, today I wanted to share my new embellishment center. I purchased this old wooden cassette tape holder from eBay, and I thought it would be great for embellishments. Some people use these to store their ink pads. I already have great storage for my ink pads already so I did not want to use it for that. You can click here to see that storage (scroll to the last photo).
Note: The awesome papercrafting ruler in the photo was given to me by my precious dad. Thanks Dad!
First, I went on a search for boxes that would fit these small spaces so that I could use this unit for some of the embellishments I had stored in drawers. After purging some items and organizing this unit, I freed up at least 4 drawers in my Scrap 'n Cube. Yeah! Now my drawers are ready for other larger things. I found these clear boxes from clearbags.com that fit the spaces very nicely.
These boxes measure 4 3/8 x 3 x 8 5/16. The packaging of many embellishments take up a lot of room so moving them to these little boxes was perfect. And for those embellishments that do not come in packaging (such a tickets or tiny envelopes), now they are easily stored and labeled in these boxes.
To start, I made labels for each section. I took 5 empty boxes and covered the sides with colorful washi tape. I then used a clear label to show what is in each column. I really didn't need to do that but I also wanted to bring come color to this piece.
Each box is individually labeled with what I have inside. I also cut a piece of the packaging to slip inside just in case I needed to know more about the product. Things I am currently storing in this new embellishment center include:
- ATG refills
- Envelopes (tiny)
- Paper bags (small)
- Paperclips (decorative)
- Tags (tiny)
- Flowers (small)
- Washi tape
- Wood veneers
The possibilities are endless! Some people even lie the unit on a desk and keep their Project Life cards in these spaces. I love my Project Life storage, so I did not need this unit for that. Click here to see my Project Life storage.
The slots are also the perfect size to store my ATG refills. I store those boxes in the far right column. You can see them in the very first photo.
If you want to search for one of these units, you can search on Napa Valley Wood Cassette Storage. They come in many different sizes. I chose the largest which has 100 slots. I always think it's better to have more space than not enough.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are able to get some great ideas from today's post. Have a blessed Friday!